GOLDEN Polymer Varnish with UVLS (Ultra Violet Light Stabilizers) is a water-based acrylic polymer varnish formulated to provide additional protection from ultraviolet radiation. This helps delay the inevitable fading that occurs in materials that may be fugitive in nature.
Polymer Varnish is designed as a topcoat for acrylic paints and offers a removable protective surface to the relatively soft acrylic paint layer.
It has a harder film than most acrylic paints, which diminishes the susceptibility of the surface to dust and dirt, and provides increased protection from scratching, marring and moisture. It has adequate flexibility to withstand normal handling conditions, including loose rolling. Do not use for oil paintings. For interior use only. The product is not recommended for use on furniture or other surfaces subject to physical contact during use.
Polymer Varnish remains soluble in alkaline solvents, such as ammonia. This means the varnish can be easily removed; taking with it any accumulated surface contamination without damaging the painting surface. The use of such a removable varnish provides a valuable tool to anyone trying to restore or clean a painting.
Polymer Varnish (Gloss) dries to a highly reflective finish. Polymer Varnish (Satin) offers moderate reflection, similar to most matte varnishes. The Matte is exceptionally flat. The different finishes can be intermixed, or used sequentially, to achieve the desired sheen.
Note: Polymer Varnish (Satin) and (Matte) will lighten dark value colors, which is typical of non-gloss varnishes.
Golden polymer varnish with UVLS is a water-based acrylic polymer varnish which, once dry, covers acrylic paint with a protective surface which is soft and resistant to dust.
Thicker than traditional varnishes, Golden polymer varnish with UVLS protects pigments against the loss of brilliance, can be diluted with distilled water, can be applied with a paintbrush or paint gun, adheres to most porous and non-greasy surfaces and is non-yellowing.
Important information :
Test the product on a work before using in order to check the compatibility of the solvent with the varnish. Incompatible solvents can coagulate, thicken or dim the varnish.
To maximize the adherence and protection of the varnish, apply an insulating layer before varnishing.
For application with a paintbrush, use Golden Glossy Gel diluted with water (2 parts of gel to one part of water).
For application with a gun, use GOLDEN GAC-500 medium mixed with Transparent thinner for paintbrush colours (2 parts of GAC-500 to one part of thinner). Wait 24 hours before varnishing.
Do not apply satin or matte varnish to absorbent surfaces, without having previously applied an insulating layer or a coat of glossy varnish.
For application, do not use foam or sponge paintbrushes.
Do not apply more than 2 coats of flat varnish. If a greater number of coats is necessary, start with the application of several coats of glossy varnish and finish with one coat of matte varnish.
- Do not mix with paints or mediums.
- Suitable for interior applications.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Drying time : several days.